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Edward Burns

Best known as a Director based on credits in that role in 10 films, with $28,280,480 worldwide aggregate box office (rank #1,488)
Best-known technical roles: Flight of the Phoenix (Screenwriter), The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (Director), The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (Screenwriter), The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (Producer), Newlyweds (Screenwriter)
Best-known acting roles: Private Reiben (Saving Private Ryan), George (27 Dresses), Ethan (The Holiday), Thomas Kane (Alex Cross), Jack Andrews (One Missed Call)
Most productive collaborators: Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Robert Rodat, Tom Sizemore, Jeremy Davies

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Career Summary


  MoviesDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
As an ActorLeading8$372,716,367$379,300,923$752,017,290
Lead Ensemble Member3$25,921,365$34,175,016$60,096,381
Supporting1$63,280,000$141,910,324$205,190,324
(Unclassified)10$49,534,842$41,991,208$91,526,050
In Technical RolesDirector10$22,645,700$5,634,780$28,280,480
Screenwriter4$21,064,056$13,000,000$34,064,056
Producer2$54,876$0$54,876

Career Trend

This graph shows Edward Burns’s score on our annual analysis of leading stars at the box office. The Star Score represents points assigned to each of the leading stars of the top 100 movies (based on box office) in the current year and two preceding years. For appearing in the number one movie in a year a star gets 100 points, the number two movie 99 points and so on..

Latest Ranking on Selected Box Office Record Lists


Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Alex Cross

February 3rd, 2013

Tyler Perry has been a money making machine, but while he, or more accurately, Madea, has a dedicated following, he hasn't been able to generate a lot of crossover appeal. Alex Cross was his first attempt to truly get away from his iconic character. It didn't go so well. The film opened in fifth place and quickly disappeared from there. Is is as bad as its box office numbers would indicate? Or does Tyler Perry just need more time to distance himself from Madea before moviegoers who don't like that character are willing to accept him in a role like this? More...

Limited Releases and Me

December 7th, 2012

It is a really, really busy week for limited releases. However, of the more than a dozen films on this week's list, only one of them is earning overwhelmingly positive reviews, Wagner and Me. That film is a documentary, so even if it does perform well during its opening weekend, it likely won't find any mainstream success. All of the rest are either earning too few reviews to have a Tomatometer Score, or have overall negative reviews. Combined with the previously released Awards Season hopefuls, and there's too much competition for such weak films. More...

All Acting Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/7/2012 The Fitzgerald Family Christmas Gerry Fitzgerald  $50,292 $0 $50,292
10/17/2012 Alex Cross Thomas Kane  $25,888,412 $9,538,347 $35,426,759
3/9/2012 Friends with Kids Kurt   $7,251,073 $7,106,679 $14,357,752
1/27/2012 Man on a Ledge Jack Dougherty  $18,620,000 $27,068,337 $45,688,337
1/13/2012 Newlyweds Buzzy  $4,584 $0 $4,584
2/27/2009 Echelon Conspiracy   $796,716 $0 $796,716
8/26/2008 Purple Violets   $0 $0 $0
1/18/2008 27 Dresses George  $76,808,654 $83,439,151 $160,247,805
1/4/2008 One Missed Call Jack Andrews  $26,890,041 $17,623,425 $44,513,466
12/8/2006 The Holiday Ethan  $63,280,000 $141,910,324 $205,190,324
9/1/2006 Looking for Kitty Jack  $4,480 $0 $4,480
7/14/2006 The Groomsmen Paulie  $128,585 $0 $128,585
9/2/2005 A Sound of Thunder Travis Ryer  $1,900,451 $4,400,000 $6,300,451
4/25/2003 Confidence Jake Vig  $12,212,417 $0 $12,212,417
10/11/2002 Ash Wednesday Francis Sullivan  $2,942 $149,457 $152,399
4/26/2002 Life, or Something Like It Tony Scanlon  $14,448,589 $0 $14,448,589
11/21/2001 Sidewalks of New York Tommy  $2,402,459 $1,172,849 $3,575,308
3/9/2001 15 Minutes Jordy Warsaw  $24,375,436 $31,956,428 $56,331,864
7/24/1998 Saving Private Ryan Private Reiben  $216,335,085 $268,700,000 $485,035,085
3/27/1998 No Looking Back Charlie  $143,273 $0 $143,273
8/23/1996 She's the One Mickey Fitzpatrick  $9,482,579 $4,312,474 $13,795,053
8/9/1995 The Brothers McMullen Barry McMullen  $10,426,506 $0 $10,426,506
Movies: 22Totals:$511,452,574$597,377,471$1,108,830,045
  Averages:$23,247,844$27,153,521$50,401,366

Leading or Lead Ensemble Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/7/2012 The Fitzgerald Family Christmas $13,800 21 $50,292 $50,292 100.0%
10/17/2012 Alex Cross $11,396,768 2,541 $25,888,412 $35,426,759 73.1%
3/9/2012 Friends with Kids $2,019,083 640 $7,251,073 $14,357,752 50.5%
1/27/2012 Man on a Ledge $8,001,932 2,998 $18,620,000 $45,688,337 40.8%
1/13/2012 Newlyweds $4,584 1 $4,584 $4,584 100.0%
1/18/2008 27 Dresses $23,007,725 3,074 $76,808,654 $160,247,805 47.9%
1/4/2008 One Missed Call $12,511,473 2,240 $26,890,041 $44,513,466 60.4%
7/14/2006 The Groomsmen $26,045 26 $128,585 $128,585 100.0%
4/25/2003 Confidence $4,563,588 1,871 $12,212,417 $12,212,417 100.0%
4/26/2002 Life, or Something Like It $6,219,234 2,609 $14,448,589 $14,448,589 100.0%
7/24/1998 Saving Private Ryan $30,576,104 2,807 $216,335,085 $485,035,085 44.6%
Movies: 11Totals:  $398,637,732$812,113,671 
 Averages:$8,940,0311,712$36,239,794$73,828,51674.3%

Supporting Roles


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/8/2006 The Holiday $12,778,913 2,698 $63,280,000 $205,190,324 30.8%
Movies: 1Totals:  $63,280,000$205,190,324 
 Averages:$12,778,9132,698$63,280,000$205,190,32430.8%

Latest Ranking on All Acting Box Office Record Lists


RecordRankAmount
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 401-500) 423 $398,637,732
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 21,801-21,900) 21,880 $63,280,000
Top Live Action Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,147 $511,452,574
Top Above the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 1,101-1,200) 1,125 $359,406,689
Top Below the Line Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 19,901-20,000) 19,961 $63,280,000
Top Stars at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 2,501-2,600) 2,506 $511,452,574
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 501-600) 538 $413,475,939
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the International Box Office (Rank 12,201-12,300) 12,285 $141,910,324
Top Live Action Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,301-2,400) 2,351 $597,377,471
Top Above the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,296 $395,852,514
Top Below the Line Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 10,601-10,700) 10,695 $141,910,324
Top Stars at the International Box Office (Rank 2,801-2,900) 2,865 $597,377,471
Top 100 Stars in Leading Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 401-500) 477 $812,113,671
Top 100 Stars in Supporting Roles at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 15,201-15,300) 15,267 $205,190,324
Top Live Action Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,101-2,200) 2,166 $1,108,830,045
Top Above the Line Stars at the Wordwide Box Office (Rank 1,201-1,300) 1,203 $755,259,203
Top Below the Line Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 13,601-13,700) 13,633 $205,190,324
Top Stars at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 2,601-2,700) 2,603 $1,108,830,045
Highest Grossing Stars of 1998 at the Domestic Box Office 66 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 1999 at the Domestic Box Office 66 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Domestic Box Office 59 100
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 101-200) 195 60
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 234 60
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 201-300) 271 60
Highest Grossing Stars of 2012 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 567 2
Highest Grossing Stars of 2013 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 563 2
Highest Grossing Stars of 2014 at the Domestic Box Office (Rank 501-600) 558 2
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the International Box Office 50 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the International Box Office (Rank 101-200) 185 58
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 217 58
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the International Box Office (Rank 201-300) 238 58
Highest Grossing Stars of 2000 at the Worldwide Box Office 61 99
Highest Grossing Stars of 2008 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 101-200) 195 57
Highest Grossing Stars of 2009 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 235 57
Highest Grossing Stars of 2010 at the Worldwide Box Office (Rank 201-300) 262 57
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 223 $345,859,279
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 601-700) 651 $25,888,412
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 201-300) 211 $26,890,041
Top International Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 249 $386,314,167
Top International Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 733 $9,538,347
Top International Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 201-300) 212 $17,623,425
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Original Screenplay Movies (Rank 201-300) 229 $732,173,446
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Based on Fiction Book/Short Story Movies (Rank 701-800) 754 $35,426,759
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Remake Movies (Rank 201-300) 217 $44,513,466
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 201-300) 298 $398,637,732
Top International Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 373 $413,475,939
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Live Action Movies (Rank 301-400) 331 $812,113,671
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 301-400) 388 $155,412,606
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 401-500) 438 $26,890,041
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies 58 $216,335,085
Top International Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 432 $127,152,514
Top International Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 501-600) 505 $17,623,425
Top International Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies 74 $268,700,000
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Contemporary Fiction Movies (Rank 401-500) 405 $282,565,120
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Fantasy Movies (Rank 501-600) 516 $44,513,466
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Historical Fiction Movies 53 $485,035,085
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,401-1,500) 1,403 $133,169
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Drama Movies 78 $228,597,794
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 201-300) 217 $44,508,412
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 101-200) 200 $26,890,041
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 81 $98,508,316
Top International Leading Stars for Drama Movies 66 $268,700,000
Top International Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 201-300) 240 $36,606,684
Top International Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 201-300) 208 $17,623,425
Top International Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies (Rank 101-200) 103 $90,545,830
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Comedy Movies (Rank 1,501-1,600) 1,566 $133,169
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Drama Movies 73 $497,297,794
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Thriller/Suspense Movies (Rank 201-300) 240 $81,115,096
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Horror Movies (Rank 101-200) 198 $44,513,466
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Romantic Comedy Movies 95 $189,054,146
Top Domestic Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 435 $162,705,988
Top Domestic Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 158 $235,931,744
Top International Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 501-600) 531 $137,669,260
Top International Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 154 $275,806,679
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for PG-13 Movies (Rank 401-500) 490 $300,375,248
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for R Movies (Rank 101-200) 153 $511,738,423
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 601-700) 610 $26,890,041
Top Domestic Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 251 $91,257,243
Top Domestic Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies 90 $56,720,829
Top International Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 528 $17,623,425
Top International Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 271 $83,439,151
Top International Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 101-200) 160 $36,606,684
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Warner Bros. Movies (Rank 501-600) 583 $44,513,466
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for 20th Century Fox Movies (Rank 201-300) 280 $174,696,394
Top Worldwide Leading Stars for Lionsgate Movies (Rank 101-200) 139 $93,327,513

All Technical Credits


Release
Date
TitleRoleDomestic
Box Office
International
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
12/7/2012 The Fitzgerald Family Christmas Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer 
$50,292 $0 $50,292
1/13/2012 Newlyweds Screenwriter,
Director,
Producer 
$4,584 $0 $4,584
8/26/2008 Purple Violets Director,
Screenwriter 
$0 $0 $0
9/1/2006 Looking for Kitty Director $4,480 $0 $4,480
7/14/2006 The Groomsmen Director $128,585 $0 $128,585
12/17/2004 Flight of the Phoenix Screenwriter $21,009,180 $13,000,000 $34,009,180
10/11/2002 Ash Wednesday Director $2,942 $149,457 $152,399
11/21/2001 Sidewalks of New York Director $2,402,459 $1,172,849 $3,575,308
3/27/1998 No Looking Back Director $143,273 $0 $143,273
8/23/1996 She's the One Director $9,482,579 $4,312,474 $13,795,053
8/9/1995 The Brothers McMullen Director $10,426,506 $0 $10,426,506
Movies: 11Totals:$43,654,880$18,634,780$62,289,660
  Averages:$3,968,625$1,694,071$5,662,696

Director Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/7/2012 The Fitzgerald Family Christmas $13,800 21 $50,292 $50,292 100.0%
1/13/2012 Newlyweds $4,584 1 $4,584 $4,584 100.0%
8/26/2008 Purple Violets $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
9/1/2006 Looking for Kitty $3,210 1 $4,480 $4,480 100.0%
7/14/2006 The Groomsmen $26,045 26 $128,585 $128,585 100.0%
10/11/2002 Ash Wednesday $2,942 2 $2,942 $152,399 1.9%
11/21/2001 Sidewalks of New York $545,132 224 $2,402,459 $3,575,308 67.2%
3/27/1998 No Looking Back $44,003 23 $143,273 $143,273 100.0%
8/23/1996 She's the One $2,088,492 464 $9,482,579 $13,795,053 68.7%
8/9/1995 The Brothers McMullen $167,813 367 $10,426,506 $10,426,506 100.0%
Movies: 10Totals:  $22,645,700$28,280,480 
 Averages:$289,602113$2,264,570$2,828,04882.0%

Producer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/7/2012 The Fitzgerald Family Christmas $13,800 21 $50,292 $50,292 100.0%
1/13/2012 Newlyweds $4,584 1 $4,584 $4,584 100.0%
Movies: 2Totals:  $54,876$54,876 
 Averages:$9,19211$27,438$27,438100.0%

Writer Credits


Release
Date
TitleOpening
Weekend
Box Office
Max
Theater
Count
Domestic
Box Office
Worldwide
Box Office
Domestic
Share
12/7/2012 The Fitzgerald Family Christmas $13,800 21 $50,292 $50,292 100.0%
1/13/2012 Newlyweds $4,584 1 $4,584 $4,584 100.0%
8/26/2008 Purple Violets $0 0 $0 $0 0.0%
12/17/2004 Flight of the Phoenix $5,019,430 2,604 $21,009,180 $34,009,180 61.8%
Movies: 4Totals:  $21,064,056$34,064,056 
 Averages:$1,259,454657$5,266,014$8,516,01487.3%


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